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Past Workshops

Monday, December 5, 2011 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm
Speaker: Melina Platas Izama, PhD Candidate in Political Science, Stanford University
Field: Comparative Politics

Melina Platas is a third-year graduate student studying comparative politics, international relations, and quantitative methods. Her interests include democracy and development, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Her research examines the political, economic and social determinants of health outcomes in the developing world. Research experience in Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, and Mexico.

Friday, December 2, 2011 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Speaker: Alison McQueen, Assistant Professor, Political Science
Field: Political Theory

Alison McQueen is an Assistant Professor of Political Science.  Her research focuses on early modern political theory and the history of International Relations thought.

Friday, December 2, 2011 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Speaker: Nuno P. Monteiro, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Field: International Relations

Nuno P. Monteiro is Assistant Professor of Political Science. His main research interests are in International Relations theory and meta-theory as well as security studies, including great-power politics, the causes of war, and nuclear proliferation.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 -
12:15pm to 1:30pm
Speaker: Lynn Vavreck, Department of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
Field: American Politics

Lynn Vavreck is a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Her research focuses on the effects of political campaigns, particularly the role that stable structural conditions like the nation’s economy and partisanship play in light of campaign activities like candidate advertising, stump speeches, and candidate visits.

Monday, November 28, 2011 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm
Speaker: Sangick "Sunny" Jeon, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University, Risa Kitagawa, 2nd Year Graduate Student, Stanford University, Nan Zhang, 4th Year Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University
Field: Comparative Politics

Sangick "Sunny" Jeon is a Ph.D. Candidate specializing in Comparative Politics and International Relations. He is currently completing a dissertation project that uses formal, empirical, and experimental methods to identify and test strategies for reducing intergroup biases and supporting interethnic cooperation in fractionalized groups, organizations, communities, and societies.